Ravens’ Suggs takes movies almost as seriously as football
One of his short films, “When Beautiful People Do Ugly Things,” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival last May. Another one of his short films, “Sisters,” was screened at the American Black Film Festival in June 2010.
Suggs usually has a movie he’s waiting to watch at his locker room, and this week it’s “Cowboys & Aliens.”
“He’s always got movies playing, he’s a big movie guy,” said right guard Marshal Yanda, who sits just a few lockers down from Suggs.
None of his teammates has been involved with Team Sizzle Worldwide, though Suggs jokingly said he’s hoping to get defensive tackle Haloti Ngata and safety Tom Zbikowski in front of the camera to cure their shyness.
In the locker room, he acts as an entertainer, sometimes telling jokes that center Matt Birk deemed not fit for print.
“He’ll do things that make you laugh so hard your side will hurt,” Birk said. “That’s definitely appreciated during a long season.”
Though he made a cameo in the FX television series “The League” in 2010, Suggs doesn’t have any plans to delve into acting anytime soon. He prefers the behind-the-scenes work of writing and creating ideas.
That said, Suggs acknowledged acting is an avenue he may pursue when his playing days are over and he has the time to work on the craft.
For now, Team Sizzle Worldwide is on hiatus as the Ravens continue their quest for a Super Bowl title. After winning the AFC North with a 12-4 record that earned Baltimore a first-round bye last week, the Ravens will host the Houston Texans at M&T Bank Stadium on Sunday.
“I plan to have a major, full-fledged film company,” Suggs said. “That’s what I started it for. I want to eventually be nominated for an Academy Award — I want to eventually win an Academy Award. I’m naturally competitive. Anything I do, I’m going to aim to be the best at it.”